Dark Crystal, Crystal Clear?

Dark Crystal

After years of going nowhere we are beginning to get more news about the forth coming Dark Crystal sequel. Finally it would appear things are on the move with this being the second announcement in as many months about development on the movie. The Jim Henson Company have not only confirmed they will be going down the 3D route but also that they have snatch up directors Peter and Michael Spierig, best known for their work on 2009’s Daybreakers.

In anticipation the brothers have said, “We feel a tremendous amount of responsibility in telling this story with the same meticulous care that Jim Henson and Frank Oz gave the 1982 original. This is a chance to take the world of puppetry into the modern age by using modern techniques (like motion capture CGI) and the tried and true methods (like puppetry and animatronics) to create a one hundred percent real world that is unique to The Dark Crystal.”

Set 100 years after the events of the first film which saw Gelfling Jen reunite the Dark Crystal and bring peace to the land, The Power.. will see another Gelfling outcast aid a young girl made of fire steal a shard of the crystal (therefore likely shatter the world once more) in order to save her home at the center of the planet.

So, do we have faith in The Jim Henson Company to do this right and what do people think of their choice in directors? Daybreakers was a very different film, so will they bring the right level of childlike menace or do you worry it’ll all go wrong? Let us know in the comments!

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2 responses to “Dark Crystal, Crystal Clear?”

  1. littlewrenpottery says :

    Its good news that the project is moving forward. I cant say I’ve ever seen Daybreakers but the original version of dark crystal was quite adult really.

  2. Ewan says :

    I agree that the original doesn’t need a sequel but these guys have been working on this for a long time as it’s been in production hell forever, so I’m hoping that any problems have been ironed out and they’ve ended up with a worthy script.

    It would be such a disappointment if this turns out to be yet another retro sequel for the sake of it.

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